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"Where are the Right-Wing Christians When You Need Them?"

Reader comment on item: Ban the Burqa - and the Niqab Too
in response to reader comment: This is Really Getting Scary!

Submitted by Ross Reeves (United States), Aug 3, 2007 at 11:21

So asks "the Rev. Pendergast." I assume she does not realize the irony of a "mainstream" Christian minister calling in the "muscle" to show the strength her denomination apparently lacks. Where are they: believing Christians are cowed into inaction by the epithets "right-wing," "fringe," etc. and by the Darrowesque treatment of people of faith as yahoos.

Better to ask: where are the Episcopalians, the Methodists, trhe Lutherans, the Congregationalists, the non-Pentacostal Baptists, the American Catholics, the Reform Jews, etc.? They have stood by for a generation as their respective "faiths" -- once the crucible of American thought, social progress, and Western values-- have turned into The Church of What's Happening Now. Because we have Christian churches that do not believe in anything, the Rev. Todd calls for a fire brigade of real believers to save her denomination and her culture. Too late.

(Please don't rocket back at me based on your perceptions of my faith. I am a cradle Episcopalian with no Pentacostal or even Evangelistic tendencies.)

The Rev. Todd asks what she can do-- or even better-- whom she can give money to in order to buy some mercenary believers. What she can do is become active in her own parish, her own diocese, her own national church leadership and demand that her denomination have the cajones to stand up to the ignorant, tribal, and vicious forces of darkness that are (literally) hell bent on cutting her throat. She can become an activist for all forces of reason, moderation, Western values, and --God forbid-- faith that Jesus Christ is one with God and came to save all people from the sin and degradation reflected by the Muslim religion. She can preach the history of her own denomionation, which doubtless suffered persecution, death and ridicule at the hands of stae religions and civil disorder. She can stop preaching about the moral equivalence of every "ism" that comes down the pike.

Incidentally, she can bring back Memorial Day Services in her Church (which doubtless has buried them in kite-fling Pentacost pageants) and Independence Day observances, reminding her people that as Christ died for their souls, so other mortals died for their hides.


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